Check-Sample-Survey

Romer Labs has developed an accessible proficiency testing program called “Check-Sample-Survey” (CSS) for mycotoxins and food allergens aimed at serving all stages in the agro-food supply chain.

The Check-Sample-Survey is an important tool in modern laboratory quality management and provides participants with high-quality information about the performance of their respective laboratory analysis. The testing materials and statistical evaluation on its homogeneity are supplied by the production unit of reference materials at Romer Labs (Biopure), with top-level expertise in the preparation of quality control materials.

The organisation of the CSS is done in the Romer Labs headquarters in Austria, but the company uses its extensive network of subsidiaries, as well as partners, to make sure the testing samples also reach the most remote laboratories in the world.

Past Check-Sample-Surveys:

Aflatoxins / Fumonisins in corn (CSSMY017-M19411AF):

  • Registration deadline for participation: October, 04th 2019
  • Dispatch of test materials: October, 07th 2019
  • Submission deadline for results: November, 22nd 2019
  • Distribution of reports to participants: End of December 2019

Upcoming Check-Sample-Surveys:

Deoxynivalenol / Zearalenone / Ochratoxin A in wheat (CSSMY018-M20161DZO)

  • Registration deadline for participation: April, 9th 2020
  • Dispatch of test material: April, 14th 2020
  • Submission deadline for results: May, 29th 2020
  • Distribution of reports to participants: End of June 2020

Gluten in matrix (CSSAL014-A20371G) 

  • Registration deadline for participation: September, 4th 2020
  • Dispatch of test material: September, 7th 2020
  • Submission deadline for results: October, 23rd 2020
  • Distribution of reports to participants: End of November 2020

Aflatoxins / Fumonisins in corn (CSSMY019-M20411AF) 

  • Registration deadline for participation: October, 2nd 2020
  • Dispatch of test material: October, 5th 2020
  • Submission deadline for results: November, 20th 2020
  • Distribution of reports to participants: End of December 2020

CSS procedure:

In case you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us: office-europe(at)romerlabs.com